Thanks for the replies guys!
I should say this will not be a SD or SHTF rifle. It will wear only a scope and mount, a sling, and possibly folding sites. I plan to use a freefloat forearm like a Samson, Rainier arms, Troy, MI, etc. without rails at 3, 6, or 9 o'clock. A rail at 12 o'clock is preferred for the possibility of folding sites down the road. Lightweight is the goal for the dressing.
ETA - What uses would favor an 18" barrel? Just slightly longer range, or am I missing something?
Last edited by avenues165; 09-30-2012 at 15:37..
Reason: Follow up question